Category: Movies

Subject Of Upcoming Movie, Detroit’s ‘White Boy Rick’ Wershe Found Guilty In Controversial Drug Case 30 Years Ago

Former Detroit teenage drug dealer Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe was convicted in state court 30 years ago this week and sentenced to life in prison under the now-defunct “650 Lifer Law,” following a week-long jury trial held amid a frenzy of media coverage and collection of pager-wearing, gold-chain draped dope boys filling Wayne County
CONTINUE READING

Real-To-Reel: ‘Goodfellas’ Slayings Connected To Lufthansa Heist Brought Grim Reality To New York Mob Scene

New York mobster and Bonanno crime family captain Vinnie Asaro was sentenced to eight years in prison this past week for arson. Asaro, 82, beat charges two years ago for his alleged participation in the infamous Lufthansa Heist depicted in the classic 1990 film Goodfellas. In the late 1970s, high-ranking Lucchese crime family associate James
CONTINUE READING

Hoffa’s Kids Get Roles In New Scorsese Flick ‘The Irishman,’ Judge Crancer & James P. Hoffa Parts Cast

Jimmy Hoffa’s highly-accomplished offspring have been cast in the new eagerly-awaited Martin Scorsese film, The Irishman, about the relationship between Hoffa, the slain Teamsters boss, and east coast mob hitman Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran. The movie stars a cavalcade of A-List actors led by the iconic Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Hoffa’s son James P.
CONTINUE READING

Chicago Mobster Joey Glimco Role In Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Movie Goes To Former NYC Cop Bo Dietl

Martin Scorsese bit-player favorite Bo Dietl will portray Chicago mob captain Joey Glimco in the legendary director’s new movie, The Irishman, about the relationship between slain Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa and east coast mafia hit man Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran. The 67-year old Dietl played small, but memorable roles in Scorsese-helmed classics, Goodfellas and
CONTINUE READING